If you are a beginner scrapbooker or card-maker… (Even seasoned scrapbookers have said they find this series helpful)…
This series is for you!
I will be covering essential tools and consumables. Handy tools to use when you are more into it and how to put together great layouts.
Series link list is at the end of the post.
Today I’m talking about the luxury cutting machines. Manual and electronic.
They all diecut shapes out of card-stocks and papers. Some even emboss patterns into papers and card-stock.
There are many more of these type of machines out on the market but i cannot cover them all here.
Electronic Machines that run with electricity:
The silhouette is a machine that works with your computer. It is a die cutting printer of sorts. It cut papers etc into designs that you choose at any size you want.
Heres a vid explaining it… I do not own one.
This is a motorised cutting machine that uses padded plates with blades in them. You cannot change the sizes of the shapes. This die cuts shapes and embosses but not all at the same time. I do not own this one.
Non electronic or Manual/hand turned machines:
Sizzix big shot
This is similar to a vagabond only this one does not need power to operate. You turn a handle manually. This die cuts shapes and embosses but not all at the same time. I do not own this.
I used to own one of these! Its small and compact. Works similar to a bigshot without all the flipping of different base panels. This die cuts shapes and embosses but not all at the same time. You turn a handle manually.
I used mine for many years until the fuse came out just recently…
I sooooo love this machine and yes i own one! This is the only one of all the above that actually cuts, embosses and prints all at once with a 12×12 sheet of card-stock! It does everything all at once or separately if you want. You turn a handle manually. Takes most dies out in the market from other brands too. Which is great for i have a lot of cuttlebug stuff i use with it.
Here is the video i did on how to use it…
Hope you enjoyed this beginner episode. Yes there are many more diecutting machines out there but i cannot cover them all. I only covered the ones i have heard about recently and are currently hot topics on crafting message board communities online.
Next week we will cover other punches and boarder punches.
This is what we have covered so far…
Part 1 here – essentials – covers essential tools and tutorials for a layout and a card.
Part 2 is here – layout and card 2 with essentials – layout and card sketches with tutorials.
Part 3 here – embellishment making – how to make your own template of a flower and make it.
Part 4 here – another embellishment – making your own feathers and template.
Part 6 here – consumables
Part 7 here – covers how to make your own specialty papers (eg: flocked, foiled, embossed, textured, glittered and clear enhanced.
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How many posts in this series?
Not sure yet… ;)